Dressing up costumes were chosen with World Book Day (7 March) in mind and worn by preschoolers from Bridgwater’s Little Montessori House were a great hit with their neighbours who live in the town’s Avalon Nursing Home.

The youngsters all arrived at Avalon dressed as their favourite characters from their favourite books.

Once they’d shown their costumes off, they were treated to’ story time with the residents, listening to the story of the Three Little Pigs.

Lisa Priddice, activities co-ordinator for Avalon, said: “Residents were smiling and interacting with the children, holding their hands and talking about all their favourite stories when they were young.”

Old and young also enjoyed some colouring activities together and played with various toys, as well as making time for cuddles with William, Avalon’s resident rabbit.

Before they left, the children handed out cakes and jam tarts to the residents, which also went down very well with everyone.

The children are regular guests at the home and will be returning for their next visit at the beginning of April.

Their visits form part of a full and varied programme of activities organised for the enjoyment of residents at the home.

Avalon is run by award-winning dementia care providers Camelot Care, who also run homes in Plymouth, Wellington and Yeovil. See